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Mason Gross School of the Arts

Create Yourself at Mason Gross

Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University–New Brunswick offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, design, filmmaking, music, theater, and visual arts on an inspiring campus closely networked with the local and NYC arts communities. Join a dynamic community of artists who study, teach, create, perform, and exhibit together. Mason Gross gives you myriad opportunities to explore and refine your craft, on campus and in the larger arts community around the region.

Top 25
Ranked fine arts graduate programs

U.S. News & World Report, 2023

Esteemed full- and part-time faculty
Top 25
Ranked film program

The Hollywood Reporter, 2022

Student-to-faculty ratio

Mason Gross Alumnus Named an Executive Producer for ABC News

Eric Ortega was recently hired by ABC to serve as executive producer of ABC News Live and executive producer of evening programming for the news organization’s streaming channel. With degrees in dance and political science, Ortega has always merged his passions and recognized opportunities to achieve his goals.

Ortega studied dance at Mason Gross School of the Arts and continues to keep his love of the art form alive as an instructor with local studios while working as an executive producer for ABC News.

Eric Ortega

Mason Gross Graduate Designs Black History Month T-Shirt for Old Navy

Less than a month after earning her Master of Fine Arts degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts, a t-shirt Grace Lynne Haynes designed for Black History Month hit the racks at Old Navy. After sharing one of her designs on Instagram, Old Navy spotted it and asked Haynes to participate in Project We, a graphic t-shirt series celebrating diversity. The shirt design Old Navy chose became a best seller.

Haynes said her experience at Mason Gross helped her take risks, refine her voice as an artist, understand the psychology of color, and verbalize her work with more clarity.

Grace Lynn Haynes

Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London Celebrates 20 Years

Now in its 20th year, the marquee study-abroad program founded as a partnership with the Globe, an international education and research center, immerses third-year acting and design students in all things Shakespeare and theater.

“Studying at the Globe, I was immersed in a community of artists whose love of language, knowledge of theatrical history, and commitment to technique made me excited to work with them and learn from them,” said Jasmine Carmichael, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mason Gross in 2011.

Students at the Globe Theater